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The DC Code: § 5-1102 Purpose.

Index5 Police, Firefighters, Medical Examiner, and Forensic Sciences. (Refs & Annos)

The purpose of this subchapter is to establish an effective, efficient, and fair system of independent review of citizen complaints against police officers in the District of Columbia, which will:

Be visible to and easily accessible to the public;
Investigate promptly and thoroughly claims of police misconduct;
Encourage the mutually agreeable resolution of complaints through conciliation and mediation where appropriate;
Provide adequate due process protection to officers accused of misconduct;
Provide fair and speedy determination of cases that cannot be resolved through conciliation or mediation;
Render just determinations;
Foster increased communication and understanding and reduce tension between the police and the public; and
Improve the public safety and welfare of all persons in the District of Columbia.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 4-912. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-208, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 5-1101. DC CODE § 5-1102 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 26, 1999, D.C. Law 12-208, § 3, 45 DCR 8107.)